Monday 11 April 2016


So, I'm home from work today with a sore throat - can't even talk - and a hacking cough. Welcome winter! A nap and  some hot lemon toddies later, I ended up in my craft room before heading back for yet another nap. I've ended up doing something I rarely do, which is to make a card that fits more than one, or at most two, challenges, even if it was accidentally!

Earlier in the week, I'd fallen in love with the colour combination at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I thought that combination might go well with Just Add Ink's challenge: Just Add Sympathy. Then, when I laid out the card before assembling it, I realised I'd managed to use the sketch at Sunday Stamps without even meaning to. It must have stayed with me after I browsed the morning'g blog posts and my brain more fuddled than I'd realised!

And now, time for another snooze!

Update: Delighted to be among the Top Picks at Hand Stamped Sentiments and at 
Card: Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Pool Party DSP
Stamps: Wetlands, A Dozen Thoughts
Inks: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss, Tuxedo Black
Other: Circle framelits, sponges, scallop punch to make cloud mask
All products, Stampin' Up.


  1. Such a soft and pretty card! I love the perspective you have created in the little scene in the focal image. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week!

  2. Oh my goodness, how pretty! The colors work perfectly with your images and your design is fantastic. Hope that you're feeling better soon! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  3. What a peaceful looking sympathy card you've created! It was lovely to see it at Just Add Ink this week.

    JAI Design Team

  4. Oh I love how the colour pulls you into the image Jan. This has such a lovely contemplative feel - just perfect for a sympathy card! Hope you feel better soon!! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week in spite of the germs.

  5. Jan this is so gorgeous,you've used that sketch and colour combo perfectly!! Love the scene you created and its such a lovely, thoughtful sympathy card. I'm terrible at making them and luckily I haven't needed many lately. We had our first frost this morning which was a quick reminder that Summer has finished, even though I'm now sitting in shorts and a t-shirt. Looking forward to a few rainy cold days of card making. So glad you joined us at Just Add Ink, always look forward to your entries!!

  6. What a gorgeous card, Jan, and how awesome to combine three challenges! Hope you are feeling better. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  7. This is gorgeous! I love your colors and how you used them. That circle with the birds peeking through is super. Thanks for playing with us at HSS!

  8. hello Jan! wow, this is stunning, great use of the colors! I am so glad you played along with us at sunday stamps!

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  9. this is so pretty and I feel relaxed just looking at it. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!